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  • Neil.B
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    Don't take my advice...i haven't built mine yet

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  • 4rjn
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    Thanks Neil. Sounds like a good idea.

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  • Neil.B
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    You could just build an arch within the inner arch to reduce the size (if needed), this would also enable to be offset for placement of a door.
    Maybe worry about it after you start cooking and adjust if you feel it's necessary.
    I'm sure it will be fine.

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  • 4rjn
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    I started August 10th. Yes I agree with the arch size. I am kicking myself at this point thinking its too big. I have that problem thinking "bigger is better" As for the offset I didn't really understand totally the location and size. I put a small 1/2" offset at the front (wrong place and too small) I am going to add a stop today and tie it with wall ties to the existing structure and hopefully that will work out. Its tough first time doing anything!!! I thought I had read and understood everything but not even close!!

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  • Neil.B
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    Great progress, the arch looks huge or is it the angle of the picture?
    I noticed you haven't done an offset outer arch to your inner, is there a reason for it?

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  • Grahamstein
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    Looks great so far. When did you start construction?

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  • 4rjn
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    Sure thing I had no idea!

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  • SableSprings
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    4rjn, it would be very helpful if you made your pictures 800x600 pixels for upload to the forum. Currently they are showing as very small pics and it's difficult to see any detail. I'm assuming you are taking pictures and then reducing them for the posting upload...just don't reduce them this far please...my old eyes just can't see that well...
    Last edited by SableSprings; 09-07-2020, 10:56 PM.

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  • 4rjn
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  • 4rjn
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  • 4rjn
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ID:	429794 Dome with a few more chains done as well as the arch on the front completed.
    Last edited by 4rjn; 09-08-2020, 07:23 AM.

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  • 4rjn
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ID:	429792 Door framing coming together. In hindsight I think I should have made it a bit smaller!
    Last edited by 4rjn; 09-08-2020, 07:20 AM.

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  • 4rjn
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    Last edited by 4rjn; 09-08-2020, 07:24 AM.

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  • 4rjn
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    Last edited by 4rjn; 09-08-2020, 07:25 AM.

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ID:	429798 First attempt at frame for door opening. I didn't like it so second picture is the modified version that I ended up using!
    Last edited by 4rjn; 09-08-2020, 07:29 AM.

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